Furnishings from Kanye West’s Favorite Designer
Kanye West, a longtime fan of design heavy hitters like Belgian decorator Axel Vervoordt, is now a serious style icon himself—he hosted a major fashion show (and listening party for the rapper’s new album, The Life of Pablo) at Madison Square Garden for the launch of his third collection with Adidas. And closer to home, West recently revealed his favorite furnishing in his new 9,000-square-foot Bel Air, California, residence: Jean Royère’s iconic Polar Bear sofa. With curved edges and soft faux-fur upholstery, the piece fits well with the minimalist white decor, which West previewed via social media. (He also noted that he is searching for the perfect bed—we’d like to submit our suggestions.)
In an ode to West’s favorite French designer, who is known for combining bright colors, luxurious organic shapes, and plush fabrics, we rounded up examples of Royère’s furnishings from the AD archives.